Quick update: I'm home from the hospital and the surgery went better than expected. My mitral valve was repaired which was the best scenario. No future surgeries will be required as they would have been with a replacement. I may even be able to get off of all the cardiac medications I've been taking the last year, which is great news!
One of the coolest things I got at the hospital was a pillow. It's a very sturdy heart shaped pillow that I use to "hug" when I need to support my chest/sternum (sneeze, cough, laugh, stand up...). What's so cool about that you ask? Here is a picture of it.